Cutout is a standalone program for the purpose of building real paper models out of paper from your virtual 3d models.
Converts an arbitrary triangular mesh modeled or loaded to a printable papercraft
Handles arbitrary material (also mixed) on the mesh: textures, single colors, materials etc.
Final page size of the papercraft can be limited
Papercraft is generated axis-aligned for easy printing
The size of the lugs can be adjusted
- edit manual cut path mode with space key
- added alternative unfold strategy
- style for cut and foldlines selectable for laser cutters
Ratings and Reviews
Good for what is needed!
I’ve been looking for an app exactly like this on the Mac, and this fit the bill. I believe some of the preferences and details could have a better user-friendly interface, but it usually gets the job done right. If you’re not completely savvy with 3D modelling, prepare for some hiccups along the way with the app not doing exactly as you had hoped. In general, I still have to take the SVG files into Adobe Illustrator and connect partitions that didn’t need to be divided from the rest of the build. I wish it did a better job of that to make life a little easier, but so far this is the best option I have found in this niche. I will say that the support for this app is great with the developer being extremely patient and kind with all the questions I have had as a novice 3D modeler just hoping to use this app.
Don’t waste your money
This thing is useless. Unless you’re shape is a simple pyramid, this app renders so many tabs that’s impossible to assemble.
The developer seems to insist that the problem is with my design instead of the program. So here’s the shape I was trying to get a cutout of: a square based pyramid with a hexagonal prisim on top. The hexagonal prisim has its top and bottom face tapered to a point.
So, 6*3 + 5 = 23 faces. Seems simple enough. However, this program decided to spit out a cutout with so many tiny tabs jammed into one area that I cannot distinguish one from the other. And for some reason, it also decided that the hexagonal prisim shouldn’t be part of the design.
In other words, the resulting cutout produced a shape that is a square based pyramid with the tip modified by a gazillion tiny tabs, and no hexagonal prisim.
I’ve tried all the options there are. None of the changed the output, nor did any of them somehow materialize my prisim.
I stand by my previous verdict. Don’t waste your money. This program is trash.
The number of tabs depends in the number of faces. How many faces did you use? Reduce the number of faces to get better results. There exist more options in Cutout. Please contact us for help and/or refer our manual.
Update: Please send us your model via Email! Give us a chance to prove that Cutout is not 'trash' and create good papercrafts. We are very interested in solving that problem! And: you are right, such a simple model with only 23 faces should be a very easy task for Cutout. Please email us..
I’m enjoying this. It’s creating good test models so far.
I’m about to throw some fairly complex models at this, and aside from a bit of slowness loading .objs - so far so good.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.